Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, talks about his interest in the whaleship Essex and the history of whaling on Nantucket. Hear more about Philbrick's historical interests and other works he has written.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.